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Wealdstone: Match Report

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 27 Jan 2024
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FC Halifax Town were defeated 2-0 away at Wealdstone this afternoon thanks to a first half goal from Aaron Henry and former Town man Tahvon Campbell in injury time.

Town boss Chris Millington made one change from Tuesday night’s draw at AFC Fylde with Max Wright in for Ryan Galvin

The first real effort came in the 4th minute, the shot came in wide of the target from Aaron Henry

The home side had a chance on the 11th minute, Town had to deny Wealdstone clearing the ball off the line. However, Wealdstone weren’t to be denied the opening goal. On loan from Charlton, Aaron Henry skipped into the box and drilled the ball past goalkeeper Sam Johnson into the bottom corner for his first goal in his second spell back at Grosvenor Vale.

Ferguson picked up a knock down and tried an early shot, but it was always rising over the bar.

Town’s best opportunity came in the 18th minute, George and Cooke combined and he managed to get a shot in, but it was unfortunately straight at the Wealdstone keeper.

Corner cleared to Marcus Obiero, and his shot was blocked a second one was then saved by Johnson as the home side looked for a second goal.

Adan George into the box for the Shaymen and he fired a shot at goal but deflected wide for a corner. Kane Thompson-Sommers into the box with the resulting corner but cleared out.

A cross from Angelo Cappello into the box was headed into the air by Adan George and Marcus Dewhurst was able to claim before Jamie Cooke could get onto it.

The play had to be delayed as one of the assistant referees pulled up injured and had to be replaced by the fourth official with a fan taking the fourth official duties.

Into injury time, Ferguson got behind the Town defence, the ball across found Max Kretzschmar and he fired wide when it looked certain for him to get the second goal of the afternoon.

Max Wright’s cross was blocked for a corner, Tylor Golden looked for Stott, ball across goal but Wealdstone were able to clear.

Town played the ball into Max Wright into the penalty area, but it was too heavy a touch and it went through to Dewhurst to deny Town a last chance in first half injury time.

At the start of the second half Town won a corner which had to be punched away by Dewhurst.

George picked the ball up edge of the box, his deflected shot was able to be saved by Dewhurst in the 50th minute.

Town boss Chris Millington made the first change of the game with Andrew Oluwabori on for Max Wright just before the hour mark.

A shot from Keane from outside the box was close to going in but ended up in the netting behind the goal as Town looked for the equaliser.

Sub Summerfield drove at the goal and had an opportunity but wide of the target,

Cooke and Oluwabori combine, Cooke wanted it back, but Oluwabori went for the shot and always rising over the bar,

A Corner into the Box fell to Summerfield in the box, but he could only shoot wide of the target.

Sam Bowen had just come on when he had a chance to double Wealdstone’s lead, Seaman found Bowen 10 yards from goal and fired over the bar.

Wealdstone ensured all three points deep into injury time when former Town man Tahvon Campbell forced the ball home to give his side a 2-0 win.

The Shaymen are in West Riding County Cup action on Tuesday night at Harrogate Railway, 7.45pm kick-off.

Match Stats


31 Marcus Dewhurst, 2 Jack Cook ©, 3 Charlie Barker, 8 Nathan Ferguson, 10 Max Kretzschmar (12 Charlie Seaman 71), 14 Miach Obiero (22 Sam Bowen 79), 23 Jaydn Mundle-Smith, 26 Aaron Henry, 27 Sean Adarkwa (29 Tahvon Campbell 65), 32 Brandon Mason

Subs: 6 Mason Barrett, 11 Corie Andrews

FC Halifax Town: 1 Sam Johnson ©, 6 Jamie Stott, 5 Adam Senior, 16 Jordan Keane, 2 Tylor Golden, 7 Angelo Cappello, 8 Jack Hunter, 14 Kane Thompson-Sommers (4 Luke Summerfield 67) 17 Max Wright (22 Andrew Oluwabori 58) 10 Jamie Cooke (9 Rob Harker 74), 27 Adan George

Subs: 3 Ryan Galvin, 19 Aaron Cosgrave

Referee: Michael Crusham

Goals: Henry 12, Campbell 90 + 4

Yellow Cards: Keane 56, Golden 72, George 75

Red Cards: None

Attendance: 1511

Wealdstone 2 FC Halifax Town 0

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